UK Graduate unemployment

Level: Masters | Grade: Pass | Approx. Word Count: 4,000

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Overview

Recent media observations have suggested that graduates are lacking in key "employability" skills, although UK government policy makers question this opinion. This dissertations seeks to examine this debate in more depth.

Recent government statistics for graduate unemployment tend to conflict with corporate opinion, which suggest that despite government statistics, a considerable percentage of graduates do not leave university with the appropriate skills and competences for employment.The dissertation provides an examination and assessment of the views expressed in the literature and other media related to this debate, as well as a review of current graduate unemployment statistics. Qualitative research has also been included for the purpose of enhancing the findings of the study.